After scoring a pair of goals against Derby County earlier this morning, Odion Ighalo made coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer look as happy as he could. The manager believes the Nigerian will be even crazier for the rest of the season.
Since being imported from Shanghai Senhua in the winter of January, the 33-year-old attacker has never been trusted to go down since the first minute.
It was only, in the FA Cup fifth round match against Derby County at dawn earlier this morning (06/03), he was revealed as a starter.
Trust was then used properly by former Watford players. He managed to score a pair of goals in a 3-0 victory won by the Red Devils over the Rams.
After the match, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was so pleased with Odion Ighalo’s performance.
“I am very happy to see it today,” Solskjaer was quoted as saying by Sportsmole.
Overall, the Norwegian coach has also been satisfied with the performance and contribution shown by Ighalo to his team.
Solskjaer claimed, that the player really did what he was told to do since he just set foot at Old Trafford.
“He did what we asked, when we brought it. He will be a vital type of striker for this team,” he said.
Furthermore, Solskjaer is so optimistic that there are still many qualities that Ighalo can provide to his team. For the rest of the season, the 33-year-old is believed to be getting better and better.
“He can still give more things to this team. He will get better, sharper and more accustomed to this team. I have no doubt that he will get better,” he said.
Not only goals, from the statistics throughout the match, Odion Ighalo did look amazing in the game this morning He fired four shots at the home goal, with two of them on target.
Meanwhile, the victory over Derby County led Manchester United to advance to the quarter-finals. In that round, the Red Devils will face Norwich City who previously managed to get rid of Tottenham Hotspur.
Quarter-finals will be held on March 21, 2020.